Cubicle Door Candle Holder

June 22nd, 2016 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Yes, pegboard can be pretty.
Yes, pegboard can be pretty.

Yes, pegboard can be pretty.

When asked what her mother does for a living, my daughter Elizabeth no longer pauses to come up with a clever, thoughtful response. Instead, she cuts straight to the point: "Mom makes stuff out of junk. When she can't come up with any other ideas, she makes it into a candle holder." How telling.

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White peg board
Old door from office cubicle cabinet
Found key lock
Small screw to fit your key lock
Vintage drawer pull
Metallic silver spray paint
Hanging votive holder
Votive candle

Tool List:

Reciprocal saw
Screw driver


Step 1: Unscrew and remove top of door.

Goodbye, old door. Hello, junkin' reuse!

Step 2: Measure inside of door for size of pegboard.

Step 3: Cut pegboard to size with reciprocal saw.

Step 4: Insert pegboard into door.

Step 5: Screw top back on tightly leaving no gaps.

Step 6: Position key lock where desired and from the back screw into place.

Back of the pegboard...

The key lock in place. It's surprisingly sturdy.

Step 7: Reinforce key lock with glue if necessary.

Step 8: Measure and screw two picture hangers to back top corners.

Step 9: Sand and spray paint vintage drawer pull.

Use a color that accents your style.

Step 10: Attach drawer pull where desired with glue.

The drawer pull in place. That's a matchbook from a hotel in Santorini, Greece. My oh my how I'd love to visit Santorini...

Step 11: Hang the candle. How enlightening!

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Comments (1)

CottageElements writes: Love this project. Right up my alley and would look great in my house. Very industrial, modern, yet still vintage. Do I make any since? Love how you turned the handle into a cardholder. I'll have to try that . . .

Lani Posted: 12:59 am on September 10th
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